The case is in Excellent Mint condition. The Watch size is 18 with 21 Ruby Jewels in Gold settings, Gold balance screws. It's Stem Wind and Lever set, Adjusted to 5 Positions. The watch was recently serviced, running STRONG and keeping an excellent time. Please look closely at the pictures as they part of the description.
Thank You and Good Luck!!! Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire.Adjusted # of Positions: 5. Movement Markings: Rockford Watch Co. Brief History: Rockford Watch Company. Including Serial Numbers and Production Dates. Two of Cornell's former employees, P. Wheeler (Wheeler's Patent, etc) and C. Parker became key employees of Rockford.
Their factory building was built in 1875-76, and was located on the 300 block of South Madison in Rockford (parts of the original factory building were later used by Rockford High School). Their first watch, a key-wind, 18-size, full plate with expansion balance was placed on the market on May 1, 1876. By 1877, the company was producing its own 3/4 plate nickel movements that fit standard size cases. The highest grades of early Rockford watches were signed "Ruby" or "Ruby Jewels" which later became a stylized letter "R" engraved next to the jewel-count.
Rockford watches were quite popular with railroad men, as 3 railroads went through Rockford, and the company advertised heavily to them. Many of the later Rockford watches are signed "RG" for "Railroad Grade" The company had financial difficulties in 1896, and after reorganization the name was changed to Rockford Watch Co. They finally closed their doors in 1915. Rockford is one of the companies that produced a relatively small number of good-quality watches, and as such they are quite collectible.
The item "Mega Rare Antique Railroad 18s 21J Rockford Grade 810 Gold Pocket Watch Mint" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "ticker-ticker" and is located in Chatham, New Jersey.This item can be shipped worldwide.